Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I was trying to think of a term for loss of innocence. As in the current state of affairs of our world. Its neither good for marketing my work or creating art that deals with current issues, yet I end up coming up with what is on my mind. Seems most artists are sponges that soak up their times and it often appears in their music, stories, or paintings.
Seems that so many of the problems we face today, were kick started a good fifty years ago. And our nostalgia opines for those good old days of yore. But they weren’t as warm and fuzzy as this nostalgia suggests. A re-imagined past may be as sweet and fleeting as candy, but a dark undercurrent was always there.
So this painting, which plays on such nostalgic ideas stands out from the reality in which said ideas took place. And this out of place innocence is the theme basis for Anachronism. And this desire for old days, a distraction for the present day?
I’m not taking sides on any issue here. Just seeing events that have happened in my lifetime and opting to wondering “aloud” with oil on canvas. History indeed repeats.